Divinity School offers new master’s degree in Community Counseling

Teaming up to prepare students for greater service in the community, the Campbell University Divinity School and the Campbell University School of Education are pleased to offer the joint Master of Divinity/Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling. This new program will debut in fall 2006. The program will be offered to those students who desire to complement and integrate graduate theological education with academic and clinical education in the counseling profession. The completion of the joint degree program will equip students with preparation for ministry as well as supervised clinical training in counseling skills. In addition, students who finish the program will be eligible for licensure as a professional counselors upon completion of a licensing exam and additional counseling experience. “This program demonstrates the advantages of theological education in a university setting,” says Dr. Barry Jones, associate dean for Academic Programs with the Campbell University Divinity School. “Ministry students have the opportunity to integrate their theological studies with the theory and practice of professional counseling under expert supervision. The ministry of counseling is an increasingly important way that the church meets the needs of people in today’s world.” The Master of Arts in Community Counseling degree is a 49 semester hour program and requires a minimum of 115 total hours to obtain both degrees. Master of Divinity students who enter the joint degree program will choose the Counseling and Chaplaincy concentration and will take approved cross-listed courses from the Master of Arts in Community Counseling degree requirements and elective hours for the Master of Divinity degree. For more information, contact Kheresa Harmon, Director of Admissions for the Campbell University Divinity School, at 800-760-9827, ext. 1865.

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